NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING

The Neighborhood Plan Guide

The Department of City Planning, in collaboration with public agencies and community planning partners, has developed the Neighborhood Plan Guide to establish a framework for how to create high-quality and consistent neighborhood plans. This guide creates a standard for the development of neighborhood plans that can be adopted by the City Planning Commission. The City of Pittsburgh will initiate these planning processes in most instances and will use this document to guide its work. Registered Community Organizations can also initiate the neighborhood planning process and work with public agencies to follow these standards and adopt a plan. 

A draft of the Neighborhood Plan Guide is available below. The period of public comment will be open from Tuesday, November 12 through Thursday, December 12. Public comments will be incorporated into a final draft of the Neighborhood Plan guide that will be reviewed by Planning Commission. After the guide content has been approved for use, the content will be translated into online and print materials to better serve users.